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Succession planning in the Chinese subsidiary of a multinational enterprise

Introduction

Succession planning in an organisation results in a plan being devised to locate potential successors, review their readiness for the position and develop them for an appropriate role within the organisation (Evan et al., 2002). Unfortunately, despite it being an essential HR planning tool, succession planning tends to be only a second thought in many organisations, both small and large. Additionally, the academic literature and models on both succession planning and workforce planning (a close association) tend to be very scarce. In China, the literature focuses on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) succession, generally ignoring the other levels of management ...

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